|The Taj Mahal was build by Shah Jahan in 1632 (finished 1653) for his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to her 14th child. At least 20,000 people from all over asia worked to build the Taj. Besides the marmor, it's decorated with corals, jade stones, pearls, crystals and other similar attractive decorations from Persia, Russia, Afghanistan, Tibet, China and the Indian Ocean. It's closed on Fridays, else open from sunrise until sunset. You are not allowed to bring food or drinks in the area. The moment you leave the area, the ticket is no longer valid & you will have to pay again for the next visit, even if it's the same day!